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metal +‎ -iferous

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metalliferous ‎(comparative more metalliferous, superlative most metalliferous)

  1. (metallurgy) Containing a metallic element. Often used to describe ores that are mined commercially.
    Cassiterite is a metalliferous ore containing tin.

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